Wow...that does sound quite painful...
I'm glad that both the Lyrica and the Morphine are helping...As long as you take the medicine as directed..which I'm sure you do...there isn't anything to worry about
...it really is a good medication for most people for their pain...instead of having to take an instant medicine and chasing the pain all day...that's what is good about
the extended release one's..and you are on a good low dosage to start with...
Like I mentioned...it's not at all the same strength as the IV medicine...I would be careful who you tell that you are on medication like this though..besides a spouse or close family member that you trust...As the general public or friends at times have no clue about
these meds and they just hear 'morphine' or something and freak out...or it gets to the wrong people to try and steal the meds..
So just an fyi if you are new to chronic pain..
I live with a 5-7 pain level each day...and I try to take the least amount of meds that I can to keep my tolerance low since I have chronic issues...so I would rather deal with some pain each day and have room to go up in dosage if needed down the road...I've only had to have one increase in over 2 years..
I hope you are able to rest some this holiday weekend!
SB and "the pup who snores loudly"
ACDF C5-C7, (no hardware), with autograft bone Nov. 2001
(reabsorption of bone 2 years later...still lost in body..expect to burp it out at anytime..haha"))
ACDF with hardware, allograft bone Nov. 2005
Anterior and Posterior CDF, allograft bone with BMP, removal of old hardware, use of titanium plates, rods, screws, & kitchen sink (lol) Oct 2006